Good morning, this is Topher from
Washington Church of Christ bringing you a positive message minute.
In just a little over 5 weeks, 3% of the
United States will get the opportunity to see a truly rare event in our
lifetime, a total solar eclipse. From
what I understand from friends in Tennessee, Kentucky, and southern Illinois,
this is going to be a crazy time.
Schools are closing. Governments
are shutting down for the day. Police
are ramping up to handle the amount of traffic influx they expect for this momentous occasion. Hotels are already booked solid, campgrounds
are maxed out, and pieces of farmland
are going for $125 a night just for someone to pitch a tent.
People are really excited to experience
this short moment in time where we can feel the temperatures drop during those
few minutes where most of the sun's light is blocked, all but the edges. Aren't you glad it doesn't last forever? If the darkness blotted out the light
forever, the results on earth would me the end of life as we know it.
In John 1:5, we are told,
"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome
it." I take comfort in
knowing that the darkness in this world, you know, the tough times, the evil
moments, the trials of life, are only temporary. I'm so glad that all the those times are
really like a solar eclipse, they really only last a relatively short period of
time because the light continues to shine, and the darkness will not overcome
If you're struggling with dark times in
life, try hard to look for God's light shining around the edges and remember
that it is only temporary, for the darkness cannot overcome the light. You'll be glad you did.
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